I am a professional Digital Communications Specialist with over 20 years experience working in various industries. I am well versed in all Adobe Creative Suite application. I have an extreme passion for sharing my love of Visual Communications and the Digital Arts with aspiring students with like interest and passion.... [more]
Adobe InDesign is an application I have used since Adobe first introduce it through its Creative Suite. I have used the application for years in creating everything from Publication Ads, Direct Mail, Annual Reports, etc. I have work with other Desktop Publishing apps like Quark Xpress and even Pagemaker in the past, but in my opion neither of these apps have measured up to Adobe InDesign. I have over 20 plus years experience working in the Digital Communications Industries and the use of technology has aided my professional development along the way,
Desktop publishing has been a huge part of what I have done for many clients and businesses for the better part of my 20 plus years of working with digital communications. Throughout my career I have work on various types of publications ranging from catalogs, magazine publications, to annual reports. I have a keen sense of current design standards for creating publications that meet current market trends. I hold a AS in Visual Communications and BS in Digital Communications and Graphic Design from the Art Institutes of PA.
Proficient in a wide variety of digital graphics systems, I am well versed on both the PC and Mac platforms, including system software for both platforms, OSX Version 10.5.6 Leopard, Windows 8, 7, XP, Vista, etc. Advanced digital software skills include, Adobe? Creative Suite Master Collection which includes, but is not limited to, InDesign, Photoshop Extended, Illustrator , Acrobat 9 Pro, Flash Professional, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, etc. Other applications include, Macro Media Free- Hand, Style Draper Pro, Quark Xpress, and iWorks. Also well versed in all MicroSoft? Office applications for both Mac and PC. to include basic programs like Word, Office Tools, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Publisher. In addition, I take immense satisfaction in my ability to quickly learn of any new technological advances in digital technology, and I maintain a current knowledge base on all applicable computer graphic systems or software packages used in the industry to date.
With over twenty plus years experience, I hold a AS in Visual Communications and a BS in Digital Communication and Graphic Design from the Art Institutes of PA. I have held Senior Manager positions in the Creative Services Divisions of Fortune 500 Companies like Tyco Toys. Won many local and regional awards while employeed as a Senior Art Director at the Brandon Agency in Myrtle Beach, SC. Started a small Advertising Boutique where I acted in the capacity of a Managing Partner and Creative Director. My passion for the Graphic Arts coupled with my enthusiasm for the use of digital technology as a tools is what drives me as a Digital Communication Specialist.